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Hellcat, the F6F in World War II

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The Hellcat's extensive combat role is fully documented with a wealth of previously unpublished photos and carefully researched information from squadron histories, combat action reports, and other official documents.
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published June 1st 1979 by US Naval Institute Press (first published 1979)
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Allan Harle
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very thorough history of one of the less glamourous fighters of the second world war. An enjoyable read.
Jeffrey Struck
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Hellcat was one of the most rugged planes used in combat next to the just as famous Corsair and line of Bombers especially the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24's.
Personally speaking, I hated it when the Jet Fighters came into existence,replacing those great fighters flown during WWll.
Matt
Barrett Tillman has a very good series that is biographies or aircraft. The Hellcat is an edition of this "series" that includes the Corsair, the Wildcat and the Dauntless. His book starts with the need for a fighter to help replace the Wildcat. The Hellcat became the fighter replacement since the F4U Corsair was having teething issues in being produced. What Tillman does is weaves the technological history with the operational history. He follows the war through the narrow prism of the F6F's op ...more
Darrel Bartell
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
very well researched book on the history of the Hellcat plane in WW2 Pacific carrier war against Japan
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Born a fourth-generation Oregonian, descended from American pioneers, Revolutionary War Patriots, Pilgrims (e.g. Priscilla Alden) and Pocahontas, Tillman was raised on the family wheat and cattle ranch. His younger brothers include a breeder of exotic animals and a Rhodes Scholar. In high school he was an Eagle Scout[citation needed], won two state titles as a rudimental drummer, and was a champio ...more
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